HIPAA News Roundup

A year after implementation of the HIPAA Omnibus rule, many healthcare providers and their business associates are still struggling to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) required patient privacy regulations. We are still seeing organizations that are not fully embracing or acknowledging that they are [liable for] HIPAA compliance, Andrew […]

Are Your Patients Sitting in the Waiting Room Too Long?

According to a recent survey by Software Advice, 97 percent of the respondents expressed dissatisfaction with medical office wait times. Actually, you probably didn’t need a survey to alert you to that fact. However have you done anything to address the issue of wait times in your office? With a little planning, you can reduce […]

Big Data Breach Highlights HIPAA Compliance Needs and Issues

News stories about financial data like credit card numbers being compromised by electronic security breaches have become increasingly regular. An even greater risk is posed by the theft of personal information from healthcare providers. Publicly traded hospital operator Community Health Systems recently experienced this nightmare first-hand. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, a […]

Highlighting MedConnectUSA’s MiSecure Messages

With increased competition and constantly changing regulations in the healthcare industry, you need a medical answering and telemessaging services company that understands the importance of keeping all of your patient communication secure and confidential. miSecureMessages MedConnectUSA uses the miSecureMessages application and highly trained operators to provide timely and reliable transmission of information. It is HIPPA […]